NAVIGATION

June 29, 2017

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 6/19/2017

"We've got to give her reasons to come here in addition to shopping. It's not just pushing buy, buy, buy."

-- HSN's president, Bill Brand

Before there was Amazon and phone apps that promise one-hour delivery, there was the Home Shopping Network.

Similar to its competitor QVC, the company now known as HSN was an innovator in reaching new audiences during live broadcasts on its cable television channel and even online. Over most of the last 11 years, the company flourished under the leadership of Mindy Grossman, a veteran retail executive who polished the St. Petersburg-based company's image and added to its line of high profile partnerships with celebrities and fashion brands.

But times change. 

Read more at the Tampa Bay Times.

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single digital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Amazon Prime Now’s new Wynwood hub
Amazon Prime Now’s new Wynwood hub

In its latest move to capture even more of the $800 billion dollar grocery industry, Amazon Prime Now opens a new hub in Wynwood on Wednesday aimed at serving South Florida’s Hispanic audience.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Gov. Scott vetoed reimbursing homeowners whose healthy citrus trees were torn down by the state. Now it's up to Florida's Supreme Court. Which side do you agree with?

  • No reimbursement - Gov. Scott's veto should stand
  • Supreme Court should undo veto, allow homeowners to collect on judgments won against state

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe